This "Mermaid Fin" Braid hairstyle looks unique, but is fairly easy and quick to create. You will start by making a set of pigtails, then french braid them together, forming a triangular shaped braid. If you are working with shorter hair, it might help to make the pigtails closer together (to give you more length to work with.) You could either leave the mermaid braid "as is" or create a fun braided updo by pulling the braid inside out as shown. The Princess wears the regular mermaid fin to school quite often as it is a cute 5 minute hairstyle that stays in place well throughout the day. The updo could work for special occasions such as church, a flower girl, prom, communion, recital, weddings, etc. We created the curls for the updo using our regular old curling iron. Enjoy!